anthonytaylor Cedar Hill Assistant Principal Charged With Assaulting Cop

Cedar Hill High School assistant principal Anthony Taylor was arrested for allegedly assaulting a DeSoto police officer. (credit: DeSoto Police Department)

CEDAR HILL (CBSDFW.COM) – The assistant principal of Cedar Hill High School is facing charges for allegedly assaulting a police officer.

In a news release, the Cedar Hill ISD says Anthony Taylor was arrested Thursday night.  He was at a homeowners’ association meeting in DeSoto at the time.

The district’s statement says the meeting became “verbally heated” and DeSoto police were called.  Taylor allegedly assaulted one of the responding officers.

DeSoto police tell KRLD they had to use a Taser on Taylor because he was not cooperating with officers.

He’s charged with assaulting a public servant, assault by offensive contact, resisting arrest, and interfering with public duties.  He was arraigned Friday morning.

Cedar Hill ISD has put Taylor on paid administrative leave.  District spokeswoman Ramona Logan says administrators are not aware of any previous criminal allegations against Taylor.